February 13, 2018 RSS feed / Nation/World

Probe into copter crash continues

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Ruling party demands that Zuma resign

JOHANNESBURG   South African President Jacob Zuma must leave office promptly so that the country can move toward political stability and economic recovery, the ruling party said today, finally disowning a leader who has been discredited by corru More...

Plan to name park for Nancy Reagan faces headwinds

ARLINGTON, Va. In one of Virginia’s most liberal jurisdictions, political leaders are just saying “no” to a proposal in Congress to name a popular park for former first lady Nancy Reagan. More...

Comedian Marty Allen dies in Las Vegas at 95

LAS VEGAS Marty Allen, the baby-faced, bug-eyed comedian with wild black hair who was a staple of TV variety shows, game shows and talk shows for decades, died Monday night. He was 95. More...

Senate leaders predict tough time getting immigration deal done

WASHINGTON   The Senate’s two top leaders put on a show of comradery as their chamber launched its immigration debate, but also laid down markers underscoring how hard it will be to reach a deal that can move through Congress.  More...

Bill, Melinda Gates turn attention toward poverty in America

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Budget: Medicare drug plan winners, losers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Medicare beneficiaries would face higher prescription drug costs under President Donald Trump’s budget even as the sickest patients save thousands of dollars, a complex trade-off that may make it harder to sell Cong More...

U.S. to anti-IS coalition: ‘keep eyes on prize’

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — The Trump administration, increasingly concerned that the 74-strong coalition it cobbled together to destroy the Islamic State group is losing sight of the prime objective, pressed its partners today to refocus their efforts, More...

Doors closed on Palestinian teen’s trial

OFER MILITARY BASE, West Bank (AP) — The closely watched trial of a Palestinian girl for slapping and punching two Israeli soldiers opened before an Israeli military court in the West Bank today, but the judge ordered all proceedings to be held More...

Iconic photo showed America Vietnam War’s toll

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. Dallas Brown can still see the bullets coming for him 50 years later, smacking into the dirt at his feet as north Vietnamese soldiers fired on his platoon during an ambush deep in the jungle. More...

Badly wrecked, German shepherd shows at Westminster

NEW YORK Exactly what happened to the dog on that New Jersey highway, no one really knows. More...

White House response reflects obstacles facing abused women

WASHINGTON   When Jennifer Willoughby and Colbie Holderness stepped forward to tell the story of how they were physically, verbally and emotionally abused by their ex-husband, who had since become a top White House aide, President Donald Trump h More...

Congress takes on immigration issue amid election pressures

WASHINGTON The Senate begins a rare, open-ended debate on immigration and the fate of the “Dreamer” immigrants today, and Republican senators say they’ll introduce President Donald Trump’s plan. More...

Trump’s $4 trillion budget helps move deficit sharply higher

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is proposing a $4 trillion-plus budget for next year that projects a $1 trillion or so federal deficit and — unlike the plan he released last year — never comes close to promising a balanced federal ledg More...

Emergency teams search for victims of Russian plane crash

MOSCOW   Emergency teams combed the snowy fields outside Moscow today, searching for debris from a crashed Russian airliner and the remains of the 71 people aboard it who died.  More...

London City Airport shuts down due to unexploded WWII bomb

LONDON (AP) — All flights in and out of London City Airport were canceled today after a 1,100-pound unexploded World War II-era bomb was found nearby in the River Thames.  The Metropolitan Police service cleared an area within 700 feet of More...

Blackout hits Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico An explosion and fire at an electric substation threw much of northern Puerto Rico into darkness late Sunday in a setback for the U.S. More...

Suit: Weinstein Co. failed to protect women

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s attorney general is accusing Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein of “repeatedly and persistently” sexually harassing female employees at his film company, according to a lawsuit filed on Sunday More...

3 dead, 4 rescued after Grand Canyon crash

PHOENIX (AP) — Four survivors of a deadly tour helicopter crash onto the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon were being treated at a Nevada hospital on Sunday while crews tackled difficult terrain in a remote area to try to recover the bodies of t More...

Israeli court to try Palestinian teen icon

NABI SALEH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi is to go on trial before an Israeli military court on Tuesday for slapping and punching two Israeli soldiers — an act Palestinians say embodies their David vs. More...